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Board Members

Our Board


Charlie Mathews
Secretary Treasurer

Secretary Treasurer


121 Mt.Pisgah Church Road, Statesboro, Georgia 30458, 912-682-8103
Charlie was born in Statesboro, Georgia, where he currently resides with his wife Susan. They have two children, two grand sons and a grand daughter on the way.


Charlie received his BS in Biology from Georgia Southern University and an AAS in applied Mechanics (Gunsmithing) from Trinidad State College in Trinidad, Colorado.


After a few years as a professional gunsmith working for Pachmayrs in Los Angeles and for himself he joined the family business as Vice President of Revenue Accounting and Secretary of the Statesboro Telephone Company.
At an early age Charlie and his twin brother Harry collected and traded knives. He bought his first custom knife as a high school student and continues to collect knives.  After retiring from the Statesboro Telephone Company, Charlie and Harry joined together to form their custom knife business, Twin Blades.  Making knives that are conservative in design and comfortable to use is one of the things Charlie   enjoys the most.  Charlie also makes some one of a kind custom knives with handles carved from Sambar stag, integral knives and custom folders.


Charlie is a Charter member and past President of the Georgia Custom Knifemakers Guild. He joined The Knifemakers Guild in 2005 and received voting status in 2007.



3345 Virginia  Ave., Goshen, Virginia 24439, 540-997-5651

It was in November of 1969 that i was first introduce to a hand made knife and it was made by none other than   R.W. ” Bob ” Loveless of Lawndale, California.   This introduction planted the seed that ultimately grew into knife making And came after my time spent as a Cross Country Over the Road Long Haul Trucker that ended in April of 1986.   When I started making knives that same month, they were basic standard hunting knives that were created from ATS-34 and heat treated by Paul Bos while he was in El Cajon, California.   In February of 1987 I created my first ever Integral and made it out of S-7 shock resisting tool steel along with the next 9 integrals.  As time went on and my skills as a knife maker increased i used more interesting metals.   I attended my first Blade show in 1987 when it was in Knoxville, Tenn. and the next year I was introduced to Linda Karst, now Linda Karst Stone, and we started working together that same year and we are still working together.  In the spring of 1990 I was introduced to Engraver Jere Davidson and we are still working together.   I attended my first Knife Makers Guild Show in 1991 and became a Probationary member in 1993 and was voted onto the board in 2006. When Paul Bos Retired, he was replaced by Peters Heat Treating after meeting Bradley Stallsmith at a Knife Makers Guild Show in Orlando, Florida.    Now having created 3228 knives utilizing 338 patterns I have been allowed to grow into some pretty interesting Art Pieces along the way.

Gene Baskett



I have been a Custom Knife Maker since 1980. I joined The Knife Makers Guild in 1981 and was inducted as a voting member in 1984. I have supported The Knife Makers Guild from day one. Now I have the honor of being the President of The Knife Makers Guild.


I make several styles of knives from Hunters, Lock backs, Liner locks, and one of a kind Art pieces. I am known for my file work and the display stands I create to display the Art pieces. My Colt 45 “Pistol” Grip Lock back is also one of my Trademarks.   I love doing file work on each knife that I create. I think it adds a personal touch of class to the knife.


Please contact me about creating a one of a kind Art piece for you.

Wayne Hensley
Vice President

Vice President

(770)483-8938 or (770) 483-5782

Wayne G. Hensley started making knives part-time in 1973 while working for the telephone company.  In 1978, Wayne joined The Knifemakers’ Guild (a new organization for makers).  He is presently serving on the Board of Directors as Vice President – The Knifemakers’ Guild has grown from the original eleven founding members to approximately over 300 members worldwide to date.
Wayne retired from BellSouth in March 1999 with 38 years of service and became a full-time knifemaker.  He has been a resident of Conyers, Georgia since 1965 with wife, Rebecca.  Wayne is a member of First Baptist Church of Lithonia where he serves as an Usher, a member (and past president) of the Flint River Knife Club and Chattahoochee Cutlery Club.  Wayne is also a member of the Citizens Sheriff’s Academy Alumni Association of Rockdale County, National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited and the Georgia Custom Knifemakers’ Guild where he has served on its Board.
Wayne is Dad to David and Mark as well as “Granddad” to Ryan, Garret and Joshua.



5501 Twin Creek Circle, Pace, Florida 32571-9508, 850-572-1504


I’m 62 years old,Christian,army veteran,high school graduate. Born and lived in the Florida panhandle all my life. Married to Shelley Robinson for 30 years,together we have four children and four grandchildren. I was an air conditioning contractor for 21 years. I made my first knife  out of the desire to give my oldest grandson a Christmas gift handmade by me. That was about twelve years ago and what became a hobby is now my full time occupation,since I sold my air conditioning business in 2008. Formerly a Dragracer,my hobbies now are turkey and deer hunting. I make mostly Slipjoint and linerlock folders but occasionally make a fixed blade skinner,fillet or chef knife.



4478 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75244, 972-839-1609

Jerry Moen I have retired from the oil and gas industry for the past 8 years  making custom knives almost everyday I have always liked knives since I was a boy etc. I been a voting member of the Knifemakers’ Guild since 2009 I was voted a Director by the members 2013.



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